Album, Single and EP Reviews



  Hidden by Sound Awakener

Hidden cover art

Artist: Sound Awakener
Title: Hidden
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: Download
Release Year: 2014

I have to admit that I can rarely see the sense of the reassembly of a selection of odd sounds into what seems like random order when you could, more effectively, learn to play a musical instrument and use established concepts like melody and structure as a means of conveying your message. But here we are and here we have Sound Awakener, apparently from Vietnam and apparently trained on the piano, with her EP “Hidden”.

There are three sound collages here - “Around”, “Hidden” and “Diary” – and each of them is pretty much interchangeable with a near interminable emphasis on repetition common to all. Nothing memorable happens and no attempt is even made to use the spatial concepts inherent to stereo reproduction as a means of engendering interest.

No doubt someone out there who likes this kind of stuff might have a different opinion.

Available from Bandcamp.
Review Date: December 21 2014